Friday, February 20, 2009
Photos w/Ott Lite..
These are my first pictures taken with the new Ott lite. I spoke about it in a previous post and some of you were interested on the out come, so here it is. I like them but I think I could do better and will experiment some more. This necklace is another piece that I finished for a class proposal at Gilding the Lily. I will be teaching how to make it April 25. Email me if you're interested as it is not on the GTL site yet. It's a beg/intermediate class on some basic wire wrapping, crown making (for Charlotte) and soldering.
How I took the pics: I attached the necklace to an old ledger and then placed that inside a box with the lid open and sitting up. The Ott lite was placed very close to the necklace (3 to 6 inches away) and I didn't seem to have a problem with shadows. Turning the Ott lite at different angle allows for shading and different reflections. I had been wanting an Ott lite for a gazillion years but they're so dang expensive that I could never find a good enough reason to purchase one and whenever JoAnn's would have 50% off by the time I got to the store they would be all gone. So my advice to you is to use your regular 40% coupon and go while there is a selection. I bought one of the "cheaper" ones $84.99 with my coupon. It's a good investment and I like mine because it's small, portable and has a clip and stand attachment making it very efficient, not to mention it's a great light!